Lunch. It’s one of the things I hate about homeschooling. When my kids were at school, they ate cafeteria food. They hate sandwiches, and I’m not a creative cook. It makes for an unsatisfying lunch experience most days.
A few weeks ago I agreed to review Gorton’s Artisan Recipe Fish Fillets for Walmart. When I received the boxes of fish (yes, they mailed me fish! On ice, of course.), I put them in the freezer, figuring I’d try them out closer to the review due date.
Until last week.
The weather was beginning to cool, and the kids all groaned when I told them we were having ham sandwiches for lunch. That day, Bug was having an especially hard time with his grammar, and I was having a hard time breaking away from helping him to make four sandwiches (actually, three sandwiches and a tortilla wrap, since I don’t eat bread).
That’s when I remembered the Gorton’s Artisan Fillets in my freezer.
I preheated the oven, asked my kids what variety of fish they’d like to eat, and popped five fillets (a box worth) in the oven.
Note: The kids had to choose between two varieties – Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb (seasoned with real roasted garlic) and Southwest Tortilla (seasoned with crushed tortilla chips, Tex-Mex spices, and a hint of chili). They chose Roasted Garlic & Herb.
While the fish baked, I continued to work on grammar with Bug. Twenty minutes later lunch was ready, and I hardly had to do anything! I served the fish with salad left over from the previous night’s dinner. And do you know what? The kids loved lunch! So much in fact, that they begged to have the Southwest Tortilla fish fillets the next day. So we did. And they loved lunch just as much the second day!
Since the total number of carbs in a single fish fillet is only 13 grams, I also enjoyed one fillet with a big salad for lunch without having to worry about my blood sugar. Gorton’s Artisan Recipe fish fillets are wild caught Alaskan pollock and contain no artificial colors, flavors, or MSG.
With 8 grams of fat, Gorton’s Artisan Fillets are probably not something I want to be serving for lunch on a daily basis, but I think I’m going to buy a box to have on hand for particularly busy and/or trying days.
Gorton’s Artisan Fillets are available at Walmart for $3.98 in most markets. The boxes are 11 ounces and contain five fillets, which is enough for a satisfying lunch for my crew.